Visas are required for most travellers entering mainland China. To apply for a Chinese visa you will need the following documents:
1. Original passport with at least one pair of blank facing visa pages and at least 6 months validity
2. Photocopy of the passport’s data and photo page
3. One completed Visa Application Form attached with a recently-taken passport photo (bare-head, full face, and against a light background)
4. Round-trip air ticket booking record and proof of a hotel reservation.
The visa process time varies depending on location however it can normally be finished within 5 working days.”